Remaining friends with an ex is never easy. We imagine it’s much more difficult if the split is highly publicised, like those of celebrities. Since these break ups often cause rumours, gossip and tabloid headlines for days, all the talk can lead to the eventual cutting of ties.
While this may be the case for many, some celebrity splits are quite amicable. Some remain close as they have kids together, while others simply are better as friends than they are as a couple. Whatever the reason, some celebrities have kept close to their exes after they’ve ended their relationship.
Here are some famous exes who have remained friends:
– Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz
Since their divorce in 1993, the pair have remained close since they have a daughter together (Zoë Kravitz). What makes this post-divorce bond even more special, however, is that Bonet’s current husband, Aquaman actor Jason Momoa is friends with Kravitz too. According to MSN, Kravitz and Momoa share matching rings, which were bought by Momoa in 2018.
– Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin
Paltrow and Martin split in 2014 (which they called a “concious uncoupling”). They are still tight due to the two children they share together. Paltrow is now married to Brad Falchuk, and Martin was invited (along with their kids) to accompany them on their honeymoon. Talk about staying close!
– Mindy Kaling and B.J Novak
This pair are thick as thieves! While they played an on-screen couple in the popular TV show The Office, they also had an on-again-off-again romance in reality. After that ended, they remained so close that Kaling gave Novak the honour of being godfather to her daughter who was born in 2019. She told Good Housekeeping that Novak is a “member of the family”.
– Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
This couple were divorced in 2000. Since they share three daughters, they remained close and have clearly made an effort to remain amicable for the sake of their children. Rumer Willis, their daughter, said they she never had split up holidays or birthdays, according to In Style. “They always made an effort to do all of the family events still together and made such an effort to still have our family be as one unit,” she said.
On top of that, they also seem to have a very friendly relationship, and Moore was one of the roasters at Willis’ Comedy Central Roast.
– Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder
The Vampire Diaries co-stars dated for about three years, and broke up in 2013. Thereafter, Somerhalder married actress Nikki Reed with whom he shares a child. Dobrev has maintained a friendship with both Somerhalder and Reed.
Dobrev said that there is nothing weird about their friendship, E! reported. “Why can’t everyone be friends? I think that they have a beautiful baby, and they are happy and so am I, and what’s bad about that? I don’t see any problem with that,” she said.
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– Chris Pratt and Anna Farris
After being married for 9 years, the pair got divorced in 2018. Since they share a child together, they have found a way to remain friends. “Divorce sucks, but at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much,” said Pratt to Entertainment Weekly in 2018.
“We’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another,” he said.
Since then, Pratt has remarried, and he and Farris have solidified their post-divorce friendship. When he proposed to his now wife Katherine Schwarzenegger, Farris expressed her excitement on her podcast, reported Insider.
“Chris texted me this morning and he was like, you know, ‘I proposed to Katherine last night,'” she said. “I was like ‘Ah! That’s amazing.’ And I texted him back: ‘Just want to remind you, I’m an ordained minister.”
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